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fic·ti·tious

 (fĭk-tĭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Concocted or fabricated, especially in order to deceive or mislead; make up: a fictitious name; fictitious transactions.
2. Of or relating to the characters, settings, or plots that are created for a work of fiction: a book in which fictitious characters interact with historical figures.

[From Latin fictīcius, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to form; see fiction.]

fic·ti′tious·ly adv.
fic·ti′tious·ness n.

fictitious

(fɪkˈtɪʃəs)
adj
1. not genuine or authentic; assumed; false: to give a fictitious address.
2. of, relating to, or characteristic of fiction; created by the imagination
ficˈtitiously adv
ficˈtitiousness n

fic•ti•tious

(fɪkˈtɪʃ əs)

adj.
1. created, taken, or assumed for the sake of concealment; not genuine; false.
2. of, pertaining to, or consisting of fiction; created by the imagination.
[1605–15; < Latin fictīcius artificial]
fic•ti′tious•ly, adv.
fic•ti′tious•ness, n.

fictional

fictitious
1. 'fictional'

A fictional character, thing, or event occurs in a story, play, or film, and has never actually existed or happened.

I had to put myself into the position of lots of fictional characters.
...a musical about a fictional composer called Moony Shapiro.

Fictional also means 'relating to fiction and the telling of stories'.

James Joyce's final fictional experiment was a novel composed entirely of mathematical equations.
2. 'fictitious'

Something that is fictitious is false and is intended to deceive people.

They bought the materials under fictitious names.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fictitious - formed or conceived by the imagination; "a fabricated excuse for his absence"; "a fancied wrong"; "a fictional character"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
2.fictitious - adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"

fictitious

adjective
1. false, made-up, bogus, untrue, non-existent, fabricated, counterfeit, feigned, spurious, apocryphal a source of fictitious rumours
false real, true, actual, genuine, legitimate, authentic, truthful, veritable, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), veracious
2. imaginary, imagined, made-up, assumed, invented, artificial, improvised, mythical, unreal, fanciful, make-believe Persons portrayed in this production are fictitious.

fictitious

adjective
Consisting or suggestive of fiction:
Translations
صُوَري، وَهْمي، غير حَقيقيمُخْتَلَق، غير حَقيقي
fiktivnísmyšlenývymyšlený
fiktiv
keksitty
fiktívkitalált
skáldaîur, ekki raunverulegurskáldaîur, ímyndaîur
fiktivfiktivt
izmišljenneresničen
gerçek olmayanhayâlî

fictitious

[fɪkˈtɪʃəs] ADJ
2. (= false) → falso

fictitious

[fɪkˈtɪʃəs] adj
(= invented) [character, event] → fictif/ive, imaginaire
(= untrue) → faux(fausse)

fictitious

adj
(= false, nonexistent) name, addressfalsch; loan, casefingiert; the job in the advertisement turned out to be fictitiouses stellte sich heraus, dass es die ausgeschriebene Stelle gar nicht gab
(Liter: = imaginary) character, setting, story, eventerfunden; all characters in this film are (entirely) fictitiousalle Gestalten in diesem Film sind (frei) erfunden

fictitious

[fɪkˈtɪʃəs] adj
b. (false) → falso/a, fittizio/a

fiction

(ˈfikʃən) noun
stories etc which tell of imagined, not real, characters and events (see also non-fiction). I prefer reading fiction to hearing about real events.
ˈfictional adjective
fictitious (fikˈtiʃəs) adjective
1. not true. a fictitious account.
2. not real or based on fact. All the characters in the book are fictitious.

fictitious

a. ficticio-a, falso-a.
References in classic literature ?
She grew fond of her husband, realizing with some unaccountable satisfaction that no trace of passion or excessive and fictitious warmth colored her affection, thereby threatening its dissolution.
Whether from commiseration for a woman of so miserable a destiny; or from the morbid curiosity that gives a fictitious value even to common or worthless things; or by whatever other intangible circumstance was then, as now, sufficient to bestow, on some persons, what others might seek in vain; or because Hester really filled a gap which must otherwise have remained vacant; it is certain that she had ready and fairly equited employment for as many hours as she saw fit to occupy with her needle.
The repeated specific allusions of Flask to that whale, as he called the fictitious monster which he declared to be incessantly tantalizing his boat's bow with its tail --these allusions of his were at times so vivid and life-like, that they would cause some one or two of his men to snatch a fearful look over the shoulder.
The field for the exhibition of her creative instinct was painfully small, and the only use she had made of it as yet was to leave eggs out of the corn bread one day and milk another, to see how it would turn out; to part Fanny's hair sometimes in the middle, sometimes on the right, and sometimes on the left side; and to play all sorts of fantastic pranks with the children, occasionally bringing them to the table as fictitious or historical characters found in her favorite books.
He entered at once into a purely fictitious description of the various quarters of London in which he had himself resided; and, adroitly mentioning Vauxhall Walk as one of them, saved Magdalen from the sudden question relating to that very locality with which Mrs.
and, after raising this fictitious alarm, darting in again with an undutiful grin.
The terrible announcement that the baby had been taken in the act of putting a doll's frying-pan into his mouth, and was more than suspected of having swallowed a fictitious turkey, glued on a wooden platter.
Also of sitting down here, on a sofa, and seeing Traddles's hair start up, now his hat was removed, like one of those obtrusive little figures made of springs, that fly out of fictitious snuff-boxes when the lid is taken off.
Ivanhoe was highly successful upon its appearance, and may be said to have procured for its author the freedom of the Rules, since he has ever since been permitted to exercise his powers of fictitious composition in England, as well as Scotland.
Actions described in novels are judged by a romantic system of morals as fictitious as the actions themselves.
The curate and the others thanked him and added their entreaties, and he finding himself so pressed said there was no occasion ask, where a command had such weight, and added, "If your worships will give me your attention you will hear a true story which, perhaps, fictitious ones constructed with ingenious and studied art cannot come up to.
Besides, fictitious narratives lead us to imagine the possibility of many events that are impossible; and even the most faithful histories, if they do not wholly misrepresent matters, or exaggerate their importance to render the account of them more worthy of perusal, omit, at least, almost always the meanest and least striking of the attendant circumstances; hence it happens that the remainder does not represent the truth, and that such as regulate their conduct by examples drawn from this source, are apt to fall into the extravagances of the knight-errants of romance, and to entertain projects that exceed their powers.